Reserves crush brothers in GF
THE Whitsunday Brahmans reserve grade side took out the Max Grosskreutz Cup with a 36-14 victory over Brothers in Mackay on Sunday.
The Brahmans were cheered to premiership glory for only the second time in history.
Brahmans coach and second rower Adam Wright said that the match was the best grand final victory he has ever been a part of.
“I've won two grand finals down at Souths but this was the sweetest,” he said.
“It was great and it was a really good team victory.
“The whole town got behind us and we had really good support.
“It was just awesome.”
After conceding the first try early in the match, the Brahmans fought back with two tries of their own to lead 10-8 at half-time.
With the match in the balance, the Whitsunday side knew the importance of coming out strong in the second half.
With this in mind, halfback and captain Josh Large scored three brilliant tries to put the Brahmans ahead 26-8, crushing all of Brothers' title hopes.
Despite a great individual performance, Large said it was more about a being a part of a great Whitsunday team that was so memorable about the Brahmans 22 point victory.
“What makes it great is that I did it with all the local boys I grew up with,” he said. “It was the best feeling ever and you can't beat it.
“It's a memory you'll never forget.”